A unifying framework for longitudinal flying qualities criteria

Robert F. Stengel

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The objective of this paper is to interpret existing flying qualities criteria in a multivariable format based upon state vectors and matrices of stability and control derivatives. State-space methods are shown to be entirely compatible with conventional flying qualities analysis. Furthermore, they lead to a definition of the well-known control anticipation parameter that has potential utility in the evaluation of higher-order aircraft/control systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-90
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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